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Newsletter #11
February 14th, 2024
Dear all,
BioConvS has a lot to share this month: our equipment call is still open until March 5th, our annual PhD call has just opened, we are opening a series of Masterclasses in scientific communication and we are once again offering entrances for the Congrès France Bioproduction which will be, this year, here in Paris!
Most importantly, we are also launching campaign to identify all labs in our community. Read more below! 
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Census of BioConvS labs
Starting January 2024, all labs affiliated or wanting to participate in a DIM BioConvS activity will have to be registered. Why? Most importantly because we want to build a cartography of biotherapy, bioproduction and synthetic biology in Ile-de-France and you want to make sure that you're on it!
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BioConvS news
Attend our Masterclass on Scientific Communication
BioConvS is sponsoring an event series on scientific outreach.  The first Masterclass will be on March 6th - only 8 spots available! Register on a first-come, first served basis. These events will be in French.
Register before March 1st!
BioConvS propose une série de MasterClass en communication et médiation scientifique. Ouvertes à tous les membres du DIM, ces formations vous permettront d'aborder des thématiques diverses autour d'un petit-déjeuner de 9h à 10h30 :
• 6 Mars : Introduction générale à la communication et médiation
• 3 Avril : Esprit critique et biais argumentatifs
• 3 Mai : Médiation expérimentale / L'expérience
• 11 Juin : Réseaux sociaux
• 5 Juillet : Penser et écrire un projet d'outreach
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes pour une ou plusieurs séances.
Attend the Congrès France Bioproduction for free
As last year, you can apply to get free tickets to attend THE event of french bioproduction: the Congrès France Bioproduction! BioConvS will sponsor up to 10 entrances to the conference. Apply before March 17th!
Equipment call deadline postponed
The deadline for our second call for equipment grants has been postponed to March 5th. It will finance equipments from 7.5k€, with no upper limit. The total budget for the call is 675k€.
Learn more and apply
Our 2024 PhD call is now open!
Also this year we will finance 4 PhD fellowships on all BioConvS thematics. You will need to have identified a candidate to participate to this call! Deadline: April 22nd.
Learn more and apply
Discover our 2024 initiatives:
Are you a young researcher? Do you want to take an active part in BioConvS’ activities? The network of young BioConvS scientists is recruiting! Be an active part in a nascent network to boost your contacts, organise events and so much more.
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Do you work on biotherapy, bioproduction or synbio in IDF? Are you curious about innovation? The DIM BioConvS accompanies young scientists to discover innovation. You don't need to have a clear valorisation project in mind, you can just tag along to have access to trainings, market studies, innovation tools. Curious? Join!
But what is BioConvS, exactly? Do you want to know more about what the DIM has to offer? We would also like to get to know you better! Get a DIM representative to join your lab meeting for a chat!
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Might interest you
Apply to the 2024 ESGCT Spring School
Registration is open for the 2024 ESGCT spring school which is taking place April 16-19 2024 in Budapest. This is a fantastic opportunity for students and young investigators to learn about gene and cell therapy through seminars and workshops. Its the place to meet the experts in a beautiful setting and in a relaxed atmosphere where you will undoubtedly not only learn but also create your future professional network.
Learn more and apply
Apply TODAY to the 2024 workshop on Gene editing & Cell Therapy
The SFTGC is organising its annual congress in Nantes on March 21&22. Travel grants available to students!
This Academy-type programme, including one mentoring talk, will give 8 students the opportunity to present their work on any topic as long as it falls under the gene and cell therapy umbrella. This event is free of charge for SFTCG student members and can either be attended on its own or combined with the Theme Day to be held on 22 March.
Apply TODAY!
Present your startup at the Congrès France Bioproduction
You are a deeptech start-up in bioproduction and you want to accelerate and increase the visibility of your startup among professionals and interested investors? The France Bioproduction Congress will be an opportunity to present your project, meet people, enter into new partnerships and even unlock new funding. Apply to participate in a pitch competition!
Depending on the interest of the industrialists present, the winners will benefit from exclusive mentoring: tailor-made support from experts from a pharmaceutical industrialist for 1 year.
About the Congrès France Bioproduction
Apply by feb 16th
Innovative European Postdoctoral fellowship program of Genopole Biocluster  - until feb 28
Genopole is recruiting international postdocs! If you know anyone who's got their PhD in the last 4 years and has not spent in France more than 12 months in the last 3 years, this is a great opportunity for them! All nationalities allowed (except French of course).
Lear more and apply
Job offers
A 2-years postdoc position is available in Ariel Lindners ELiS lab (INSERM/Université Paris Cité) on "Fundamental and applied synthetic biology approaches to RNA-mediated liquid-liquid phase separation" . Read more

L'équipe « Microbiote, Intestin et Inflammation » dirigée par les Professeurs Philippe Seksik et Harry Sokol est à la recherche d'un.e de recherche en biologie cellulaire et moléculaire. Voir les détails de l'offre

Silvia Grigolon (Laboratoire Jean Perrin, Sorbonne Université), Thierry Mora and Aleksandra Walczak (ENS Paris) are looking for a PhD student to work on AI/machine learning applied to single-cell omics. Voir les détails de l'offre
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